Cortinarius violaceus

Cortinarius violaceus Fries

Photograph by R. E. Halling ©, 1996

This is the type species of Cortinarius. It can be characterized by the dark violet pigments on all parts of the basidioma. The pileus and stipe are dry, and the pileus is tomentose to squamulose. Basidiospores are verrucose with a smooth plage region above the apiculus in adaxial view. The species appears to be most common in the Cordillera Talamanca growing under Quercus costaricensis.

basidiospores

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